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Is the 2020 Hyundai Tucson good in snow?

2020 Hyundai Tucson Winter Driving

Winters here on the Delmarva Peninsula tend to be, well, unforgiving. One way to lessen the pain of the brutal snow months is by having a vehicle that can handle such conditions with ease.

Many of our customers admire the 2020 Hyundai Tucson for its capabilities as a compact SUV. But the question remains: is the 2020 Hyundai Tucson good in snow?

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The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is good in snow thanks to its high-level safety features, cutting-edge technology, all-wheel drive availability and strong warranty coverage. In fact, Hyundai provides its vehicles with America’s Best Warranty.


Winter months are the most dangerous time of year for driving. That’s why having the latest and greatest in safety tech is a smart way to prepare for the snow. The 2019 Tucson was an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (when properly equipped) and proud recipient of an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. The 2020 Tucson has a lot to live up to, but so far, it’s doing a great job; it also received an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

Cutting-Edge Technology

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson boasts an array of modern tech to best help you stay safe and take on the cold. Before you even get inside, the engine can be started by using the remote start feature (with climate control) through the Hyundai Blue Link Connected Car Service App. This ensures your vehicle will be all warmed up for you when you get in.

Other tech overlaps into the realm of safety. An available surround view monitor gives you a full top-down, 360-degree view of your vehicle when backing up. The back-up cam, meanwhile, shows what’s directly behind you while providing helpful parking guidelines.

No one wants to get lost in a blizzard. Thankfully, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson offers an available 8-inch navigation system to keep you on the right track. An available second row USB power outlet allows everyone to keep their devices fully charged in case they need to be utilized.

All-Wheel Drive Availability

All-wheel drive is available on every trim of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. Though AWD has been oversold in the past as an all-encompassing solution to snow driving, it certainly can help drivers to get traction and prevent them from getting stuck. However, do note that snow tires have been shown to be far more helpful in winter driving, and we recommend them no matter what vehicle you drive.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson Lineup New Safety and Tech Features

The new Hyundai Tucson lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula has been enjoying an incredibly successful 2019 model year, with people from all over the eastern shore of Maryland coming to get behind the wheel of one of the most capable, efficient, and fun to drive new SUVs available today. But the fun to drive nature of the 2019 Tucson lineup isn’t the only thing catching people’s attention, as the new Tucson lineup also boasts a slew of new safety, driver assistance and technology features. And we’re going to tell you all about them right here as we take a look at the new safety and tech features for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson lineup.


New Connectivity and Multimedia Features for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Let’s kick things off by checking out the new technology, connectivity and multimedia features included with the 2019 Hyundai Tucson lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula. This list includes a 7-inch display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility that’s now standard across the lineup, a suite of Blue Link Connected Car features that are now available on 2019 Tucson Value and higher trim levels, a new 2nd-row USB outlet that’s now available on 2019 Tucson SEL and higher trim levels, and new wireless device charging capabilities that are now available on 2019 Tucson Limited and higher trim levels.

New Safety and Driver Assistance Systems for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula

The 2019 Tucson lineup also has some new safety and driver assistance features to brag about. Newly standard safety and driver assistance features include forward collision-avoidance assist capabilities, a lane keeping assist system, and driver attention warning capabilities. Newly available features include a surround view monitor, a smart cruise control system with stop and go capabilities, and high beam assist capabilities.

For more on the 2019 Hyundai Tucson lineup and all of our other new Hyundai models, please contact our staff here at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula.

side view of a red 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Lineup New Safety and Tech Features

The 2019 model year is an important one for the new Hyundai Santa Fe lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula. That’s because the 2019 Santa Fe lineup is now what was known as the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport lineup, while what used to be known as the Hyundai Santa Fe lineup is now known as the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL lineup. But no matter what the new name may be, you’re still getting the same safe and connected SUV – as you’ll quickly learn here while we go over the best new safety and tech features of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup.


What New Safety, Driver Assistance and Technology Systems are Featured with the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Lineup?

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the eastern shore of Maryland is one of the safest and most technologically-advanced SUVs on the road today. That’s because the 2019 Santa Fe lineup includes features like forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection capabilities, blind-spot collision warning assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, safe exit assist, rear occupant alerts, driver attention warning capabilities, a surround view monitor, a 7-inch display audio system, an 8-inch navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a head-up display, wireless device charging capabilities, and an Infinity® premium audio system with Clari-Fi® music restoration technology.

What New Safety, Driver Assistance and Technology Systems are Featured with the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Lineup?

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula also features everything already listed, plus 2D and bird’s eye view display audio capabilities and a few other nice little safety and technology touches.

For more on the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup or for more on all of our other new Hyundai cars and SUVs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable staff here at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the eastern shore of Maryland.

5 Useful, Fun and Inexpensive Accessories You Need For Your Car

Tired of having your belongings slip between your car’s seats? Unsure what to do if you get a flat tire? Even your dream car can drive you crazy with these little annoyances. Here is a list of tools and accessories to keep in your car at all times to make those little inconveniences disappear for good.


  1. Drop Stop

Drop Stop is an Automotive Car Seat Gap Filler that you place and mold around your seat belt holder preventing even the smallest things from falling in between your car’s seats. Your cell phone, wallet and even loose change are safe with these pads around.


  1. Fix A Flat

This is most definitely not a permanent solution to a flat tire but having a can of Fix A Flat in your car can get you out of a sticky situation if you blow a tire. It will seal the popped tire in minutes and allow you to get to one of our service departments safely so your car can be properly looked at and repaired.


  1. Rain-X

Weather your dealing with rain, frost, ice or even bugs Rain-X has you covered. This spray on solution prevents all types of harsh weather from impeding your vision through your windshield. It makes driving in extreme conditions easier and much more safe.


  1. Glove Box Organizer

Its very important to have the right documents and contact information in your glove box in case anything were to happen. With a Glove Box Organizer you are sure to have your registration, insurance info, salesperson business card and more at your fingertips in minutes.


  1. Steering Wheel Desk

Does your car ever become a place where you end up working or needing to eat a meal? If so you might want to consider purchasing a Steering Wheel Desk. This one of a kind desk attaches to your steering wheel so, while you’re pulled over, you have a portable work space or personal table. Once your done simply slid it under your seat and your ready to go.


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5 Steps To Getting Your Car Ready For Spring

It’s that time of year! Break out the dust pans and broomsticks because spring is in the air and spring cleaning is on the agenda. While you’re preparing for the sunnier season don’t forget to prepare your car for the new weather as well. Here are some tips on how to get your car all ready for spring!


Wash Your Car and Get It Detailed

Spring is the ideal time to give your car a thorough cleaning both inside and out. Getting your ride washed, waxed, buffed and polished can really give your car a face lift after dealing with snow, ice, salt and more during those harsh winter months. Don’t just settle for your car looking better, make sure it feels better too. Bring your car back to showroom condition by having the interior vacuumed, shampooed and having the leather and plastic surfaces treated. A detail also gets all of the dirt and crumbs out of those hard to reach places.


Touch Up Paint and Small Dents

For minor dings and chips purchase some automotive touch up paint and carefully fill in all the scuffs and scratches. It won’t be a professional job but it will prevent rust from attaching itself to your sheet metal.

If you have some more substantial damage to your vehicle make a visit to your service department or local body shop. Different repairs have different prices but to keep your car in fair cosmetic condition it is worth an occasional visit to a professional. Having a car in good condition makes it easier to sell down the line and if your interested in an upgrade bring it to your dealer service center;  they can give you a trade in quote before you pay to have any work done!


Check Your Oil & Tire Pressure

These are routine procedure that every driver should keep up with but when life gets busy they are the last things on your mind. Be sure that you are checking your oil frequently and getting it changed according to your manufacturer standards. Getting your oil changed when needed is a easy and effective way to keeping your car in top performing condition while letting your oil get too low can cause detrimental damage to your vehicle.

Be cautious of wear on your tires after the winter months. The start of spring is the ideal time to make sure your tires are properly inflated, your spare tire included. It is also a fantastic time to have your tires rotated and balanced to make sure you are getting the maximum life span from each tire.


Invest in New Floor Mats

Winter is a very harsh time for your floor mats, especially if they are made of typical carpet. Spring is a great time to evaluate your floor mats and see if they need replaced. Some drivers even upgrade their floor mats from carpet to rubber or synthetic materials. These are easier to clean and don’t allow dirt, mud, water and more to get to your cars carpeting.


Clean Out Your Glove Compartment

First off, when cleaning out your glove compartment make sure that all important documents are where they need to be. Know where your insurance information is as well as your vehicle’s registration and owners manual. Clean out all of the un necessary papers and receipts that accumulate in your glove compartment over time time make sure these documents are easily accessible.

The glove compartment is also a great place to keep contact information from your local dealership and mechanic as well as any service coupons you acquire. It would also be a good idea to keep a tire gauge and pair of work gloves in there in case you need them while on the road.


If you follow these five steps you and your ride are ready for spring! Enjoy the sunshine and drive safe.

Why You Shouldn’t Drive While Low On Gas

Everyone knows keeping gas in your tank is an imperative part of getting you and your vehicle from point A to point B. However did you know letting your gas level get too low can actual cause detrimental damage to your car? Here are some parts of your vehicle that can be negatively affected by letting that little gas light shine:


Engine Problems

Your fuel tank holds your vehicle’s gasoline (or diesel) and uses fuel lines to pump it to your engine. When you have a low amount of gas in your tank sediment begins to sit and gets fed to your engine when there is nothing left to give it. This could cause severe engine malfunction and could also clog your fuel lines both of which are costly repairs.


Fuel Pump

The less gas in your tank the harder the fuel pump has to work to keep your car going.Your fuel pump has to work longer and harder if your tank doesn’t have much gas. This is unnecessarily over working a much needed system. Your fuel also keeps this pump lubricated and having little fuel can cause it to stall. If your pump begins to fail it will need to get repaired or replaced which is often very costly. These problems can be easily avoided by keeping your tank satisfyingly full of fuel.


Fuel Filter

The fuel filters primary job is to filter air before it gets to the engine. Any seidments that get sent from the fuel tank to the engine will go through this filter. If the filter is clogged, damaged or overused it can fail completely causing even more dirt and excess sediments to get into your engine and fuel lines. Some cars have replaceable fuel filters but others don’t. Therefore it’s even more important to cater to the fuel filter because it can be a major and costly repair depending on the type of car you drive.

Experts recommend not letting your tank get below the ¼  marker in order to prevent any of these catastrophes. Next time you think you have x more miles to go before running out of gas think of the costly repairs we talked about above; It might be worth pulling over at the next station.
Have you been a little too loose with filling up your gas tank in a timely manner? Our service department would be happy to take a look at your vehicle and make sure it is fit for the road. Click here to make an appointment today.

Benefits of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Hyundai


Ever wonder what the difference is between a pre-owned vehicle and a certified pre-owned vehicle? You see the sign advertising that the car you’re looking at is “certified pre owned” but what does that actually mean? Is it worth the extra cost? The short answer is yes but let’s explore why.


First off a certified pre owned car is a vehicle that has been through an intense and deliberate inspection by a Hyundai trained technician. This is to ensure that any problems with the car are fixed BEFORE it goes on the market. Any recalls, manufacture flaws or other problems will be addressed and fixed before the car leaves the lot. So when purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle you are assured that the car has been properly inspected and maintained to fit today’s top safety standards.  


Second, when purchasing a certified pre-owned car you are instantly purchasing a vehicle with some much needed add ons. For example if you purchase a certified pre-owned Hyundai vehicle Hyundai reinstates the 10 year powertrain warranty giving drivers either 5 years or 40,000 miles of extended coverage beyond what a normal pre-owned Hyundai would have . A Certified Pre Owned Honda also comes with a comprehensive vehicle history report so you know everything about your cars former life. Not certified pre-owned cars will typically carry out the original warranty that came with the vehicle but those are often expired by the time the car has been resold and it’s very difficult to find a pre owned car with a thorough report on its history.


So is it worth it to purchase a certified pre-owned Hyundai? Yes! Though vehicles made by Hyundai are meant to be reliable and last longer than ever, having an extended warranty as well as a detailed history report is well worth the minimal additional cost. The multi point inspection a certified pre-owned vehicle goes through also insures that there will be no immediate problems with the car and will put your mind at ease for a long time to come.
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